Committees of the OCLC Board of Trustees are responsible for oversight review of specific functions. Each committee is made up of Trustees who can provide knowledge and skills in that area of focus.
Together with the Board and executive management, the Audit Committee evaluates the performance of independent auditors, reviews auditors' plans and processes, and reviews audited financial statements. This committee also oversees risk assessment and mitigation plans.
The chairs of each committee, the Board Chair and the President and CEO coordinate the work across the Board committees. The Executive Committee exercises the authority of the Board in the management of the affairs of the corporation when the Board is not in session.
Finance and Investment Committee
Responsible for the oversight of the financial health of OCLC. The Finance Committee reviews interim and annual financial results and the annual budget plan, the approval of loans, capital expenditures, mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and special expenditures. This committee also reviews long-term investment policy and banking resolutions and recommends action by the Board.
Board Governance Committee
Assists in maintaining continuity of Board membership and managing the internal affairs and self evaluation of the Board. The Committee also assists with other duties assigned to it by the Board.
Personnel and Compensation Committee
Provides oversight review of compensation and benefits for the employees of the corporation. This committee evaluates and reports to the Board of Trustees on matters concerning management performance, employee compensation and personnel policies, management development and continuity plans, and approves (but does not administer or manage) employee compensation and benefit programs.
Reviews and updates membership and governance protocols, which determine how membership is defined. The committee is comprised of both Board members and Global Council members, and contributes to the formation and constitution of the Global Council.
Committee on Technology Planning
Evaluates and reports to the Board on appropriate matters related to technology, including OCLC’s engagement with emerging technologies that appear well-suited to helping libraries better serve their user communities.